Muirtown Basin

An expansion of the Caledonian Canal close to its northeastern termination, the Muirtown Basin lies between Clachnaharry and Muirtown a mile (1.5 km) northwest of Inverness city centre. Planned in the early 19th century as a second harbour for the city by the canal's engineer Thomas Telford (1757 - 1834), it could not cope with the size of ships which were soon in use and thus never fulfilled its potential. It now serves as a marina.

Immediately to the south of the basin are the Muirtown Locks.

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